How many years have we screamed here at BYB about giving the kids an opportunity to shine? Geez, I remember writing feverishly about Dellin Betances, Andrew Brackman and Manny Banuelos years ago.
Now... we are finally seeing movement in the Yankee organization. I mean REAL MOVEMENT!
Hal Steinbrenner said a lot about the Yankees and our future, the youth movement, and how their time is now! Right now! The Associated Press has the story and I wanted to share portions from it. Check it out:
Owner Hal Steinbrenner believes the Yankees’ youth movement will pay off this season, and not just with a reduction in spending. He anticipates an abundance of precocious talent will return the Yankees to the postseason...
'We know from our fans this is as excited as they have been in a while,' Steinbrenner said. 'Maybe it’s because we did not do a good job for a number of years getting kids from Single A all the way up to the varsity club... Every spring training brings new hope. But this one feels different, and there’s no doubt the kids are a part of it...
But these young players are going to have to pan out. That’s going to be part of the equation.'”
But this is a guy that I believe is being honest here and I like that he mentions the fans and what WE want. I means they're paying attention.
I have a good feeling, gang. Bird. Judge. Austin. and before you know it... Frazier, Torres, Tate and Kaprielian.
The future is here, folks!